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Healthy actions – protect yourself from arsenic and lead in dirt

Healthy actions are simple things you and your family can do to decrease contact with arsenic, lead, or other harmful chemicals that may be in dirt. Arsenic and lead in soil can pose a risk to children.

 

Four images in a line - 1. washing hands with soapy water in a sink. 2. shoes on mat outside of front door. 3. person mopping floor. 4. washing children's toys in soapy water

Wash your hands with soap
Take off your shoes at the door
Mop and vacuum once a week
Wash children's toys and pacifiers frequently
Four Images in a line - 1. planting a plant in soil wearing gloves on hands. 2. washing a dog with soapy water. 3. washing fruit before eating. 4. wiping pets paws before entering the house.

Wear shoes and gloves when gardening and working outdoors
Wipe your pets' paws before they enter your home
Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating
Wash dirt off pets frequently
Create children's play areas